Carlton Ulmer, Chief Executive Officer
Carlton Ulmer was named CEO of Medical City Plano in July 2019.
Ulmer most recently was chief executive officer of West Florida Hospital in HCA Healthcare's North Florida Division. During his tenure at West Florida Hospital he was credited with improving patient experience, enhancing employee engagement, and leading service line and financial growth.
He also helped serve as Incident Commander at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in Panama City, Florida, during the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in 2018.
Ulmer started his HCA career at Tulane University Hospital & Clinic in service line management and business development before being promoted to other leadership roles within the TriStar Division and before moving to North Florida, where he served as the chief executive officer of Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center.
He received a Master of Business Administration from Troy State University and holds an undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University.
Cameron Howard, Chief Operating Officer
Cameron Howard was named Chief Operating Officer for Medical City Plano in July 2020. He came to Medical City Healthcare from St. David's HealthCare in Austin, where he has served as COO and in other roles since 2012.
At St. David's, Howard led the opening of a new surgical hospital, including recruiting surgeons for the medical staff and helping drive quality improvements. He also was on the leadership team at St. David's North Austin Medical Center, where he was responsible for surgical services, provided executive oversight for other service lines, and served as chief staffing officer overseeing labor management.
Brad Stein, Chief Financial Officer
Brad Stein was named Chief Financial Officer for Medical City Plano in June 2020. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Staffing Officer at Medical City McKinney.
Prior to joining the leadership team at Medical City McKinney, he was the Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Chief Staffing Officer for Chippenham & Johnston-Wills Hospitals, an HCA facility in Richmond, Virginia. As ACFO, Stein played a critical role in supporting the two-campus, 758-bed hospital system through expense management and service line growth and securing capital funds for two large emergency room projects.
He has also served as Director of Hospital Financial Operations for St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. Stein began his career at Ernest & Young in their Assurance & Advisory Business Services after completing his training.
Damita J. Williams, Chief Nursing Officer
Damita Williams was named chief nursing officer for Medical City Plano in September 2020. Her career in healthcare spans more than 30 years, including the last three as chief nursing officer at Medical City Fort Worth. Prior to joining the leadership team in Fort Worth, she held several CNO positions, most recently at HCA Healthcare's Methodist Hospital Campus in San Antonio, Texas, which includes Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, the largest hospital in HCA.
Williams has enjoyed a dedicated clinical career focused on children and their families, with a passion for care of complex surgical and cardiovascular surgery patients. As a leader, she has had the opportunity to start a multi-visceral liver and intestinal transplant program, responsibility for several kidney and heart transplant services, as well as bariatric services, robotics and other services.
In addition to her service in healthcare, Williams serves as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana Wesleyan University in the doctorate in organizational leadership program.
Community service is a passion for Williams, as she has served more than a decade as director of clinic operations for Hope International Ministries Inc. and its medical missions to the Dominican Republic. She currently serves on the TCU Professional Advisory Board and has also served on the boards of several other community organizations, most recently for the Ronald McDonald House.
Williams is certified in Executive Nursing Practice, has served nationally as a member of the Maternal Child Health Council for the American Hospital Association and the Diversity Council of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing, a Master of Science in nursing administration, a Master of Arts in advanced leadership studies and a doctorate in organizational leadership. She has received several leadership awards, including being named one of the Outstanding Nursing Alumni from her alma mater, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She and her husband, John, are the parents of five children.
Parikshet Babber, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Parikshet Babber, MD, was named chief medical officer for Medical City Plano in March 2019.
Before coming to North Texas, Dr. Babber served as the executive vice president and chief medical officer at Harris Health System in Houston where he oversaw a $30-million budget and 268 full-time employees. Dr. Babber was also responsible for quality, accreditation, utilization, patient safety, coding, health Information management (HIM) and medical staff services.
Prior to healthcare administration, Dr. Babber was an emergency room physician at the VA Medical Center in Houston and at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he received the top quality improvement award.
Dr. Babber graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from Houston Baptist University. He attended medical school at St. George’s University followed by an internal medicine residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In 2013, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria.
James Mendez, Chief Development Officer
James Mendez was named Chief Development Officer for Medical City Plano in January 2019.
Mendez joined the hospital’s leadership team in 2018 and was responsible for leading physician recruitment efforts, along with planning, organizing, coordinating and directing all hospital functions related to growth and business development initiatives. As Chief Development Officer, Mendez directs strategic development and physician recruitment for both hospitals.
Prior to joining Medical City Plano, Mendez worked his way up from a registered respiratory therapist at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Market Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospital in Dallas and Kindred Hospital Dallas Central.
Mendez holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a concentration in Behavioral Health from the University of South Florida and Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University.